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Reflections from a funder on the frontline of grantmaking during COVID-19 in the UK

Cassie Robinson 7 May 2020

What is this new context bringing up for you as a funder? Here I share some of my reflections and observations 6 weeks into the crisis in the UK. Interdependence That word interdependence is appearing …

‘FOCUS: Philanthropy’ photo contest open for submissions

Alliance magazine 5 May 2020

A Europe-wide photography contest to capture the visual stories of the people behind philanthropy and how they work for a better Europe has just been launched by DAFNE. FOCUS: Philanthropy is open for submissions of …

Interview: Benjamin Bellegy, WINGS

Andrew Milner 5 May 2020

The latest piece of research produced by the Worldwide Networks for Grantmaker Support (WINGS), designed to help philanthropy support organisations (PSOs) think through their role in changing circumstances has been overborne by the Covid-19 crisis…well, …

From smart people doing good things to good people doing smart things

15 Jon Huggett 1 May 2020

The coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for philanthropy and social innovation to evolve from an educated elite doing good to a much broader and wiser movement. My parents grew up in the Second World War …

Fit for the future: Can we emerge stronger from the COVID-19 crisis?

WINGS 28 April 2020

Civil society was not ready for COVID-19. In this, the first of a series of articles aiming to assess changes needed to ensure a stronger supporting environment for civil society, Benjamin Bellegy (WINGS), Chris Worman …

Why a systems response to COVID-19 is critical

Olivia Leland 26 April 2020

I’m inspired by the number of funders who want to ramp up their support in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the urgency, we must not lose focus on how that support is deployed. Diverting …

COVID-19: Dispatches from Pakistan

Ahmad Nadeem 24 April 2020

Like elsewhere in the world, Pakistan is also grappling with the gargantuan coronavirus pandemic. The Government’s containment measures have rendered the daily wagers and labour class at the brink of starvation as they are unable …

DAFNE and Alliance magazine announce members of PEXnews ‘sounding board’

Alliance magazine 15 April 2020

DAFNE and Alliance magazine have confirmed the members of the PEXnews ‘sounding board’ to contribute content and co-design the monthly newsletter that reflects on the most relevant news and developments from the European philanthropy sector. …

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to fund factories for seven potential COVID-19 vaccines

Alliance magazine 10 April 2020

The first step in developing a vaccine for coronavirus lies with the scientists and researchers who are rapidly working to identify and test one that works. However, once there is a working vaccine, producing it …

Chinese philanthropists make donation of 2,000 ventilators to New York possible

Alliance magazine 8 April 2020

The private foundations of two of China’s wealthiest technology entrepreneurs, Jack Ma and Joe Tsai, have donated 2,000 ventilators to New York state. The donation, which also includes 2.6 million masks and 170,000 goggles, was …